It was a fairly nice day. The wind was a little bit cold, so all of the heavy knits kept me feeling pretty great. :D We had decided to take a long walk to a coffee shop and just kind of hang out on their patio sipping drinks and watching passersby (who did as much watching of me as I did of them, let me tell you haha). I couldn't help but feel a bit like the neighborhood jester. Heh. A lot of people stared at me and, though I managed to garner a few smiles, I still felt pretty weird for the most part. :F~
Ya'll know how I feel about wearing bright colors. >_< Give me some comforting earth tones and I'm happy as can be. Hehe. However, I went out of my comfort zone by combining some unconventional hues. I had never seen teal, orange and yellow in a color blocked outfit before and I happen to like how all of those colors work together, so I took a stab at wearing them. :P As usual, I played around with textures to make the outfit more interesting to look at. The deep pattern work in the teal sweater is really fantastic! I was on the fence about adding the trapeze necklace, but it was a nice touch in the end.
My package arrived in about 11 days after receipt of the shipping notification, which is not bad. I believe the package was subject to expedited shipping, though. On that note, be advised that shipping will likely be pretty costly depending on what you get, because it's based on weight. The total cost of shipping for my package was $18.99 (flat rate) with an expedited shipping cost of about $29. You also have the option of doing Priority Direct which is slightly cheaper than expediting shipping and Express Mail Service, which is the most expensive. If you want a tracking number for your flat rate shipment, it will cost an extra $2.60, though tracking appears to be included with the other three shipping options.
The items I received were well packaged (each item had their own sealed plastic bag with bar coded labels and all of the items were wrapped in tear resistant tyvek). The quality of the backpack appears to be fairly good. It has one large front pocket and one large inner pocket. There are no slots for a phone or interior zippers for other accessories. Time will tell in terms of how it holds up to constant abuse. Overall, I'm pleased with my shopping experience with Newchic and I probably would buy something from them in the future, but probably just a single item like a really nice bag or coat, due to the shipping.
I'm afraid that my next post will be of the bipolar variety, because it's going to be on the scary side. O_o I just feel like I have to warn you. Hehe. Stay tuned! Hope ya'll have a kick ass weekend! <3
Thrifted - Black Fedora (Buffalo Exchange - Austin), ASOS Teal Turtleneck Sweater (Swap Group), ModCloth Mustard Tights (Swap Group) & Vintage Men's Black Wingtip Tassel Loafers
Warby Parker - Notched Key Hole Glasses in Tortoise
c/o Newchic - Vintage Style Black Backpack
ASOS - Orange High Waisted Sweater Skirt
ModCloth - Trapeze Necklace